November 2013

Happy Thanksgving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Thanksgiving Prayer

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;

When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;

When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer.

And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency,

bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help by word and deed,

  those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen.

Samuel F. Pugh

Spirituality and You: Creativity

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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This week our topic is CREATIVITY:

Creativity combines industry and imagination. When we are creative, we reach beyond what we or others have done before. We seek unfamiliar ideas, and we test some of them in the real world. We explore and take risks, knowing that not all new ideas will be valuable, but that some turn out to be priceless.

Quote: “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”

-Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)

Practice: Jot your ideas in a notebook. Think outside the box! Share the most creative ones with someone else.

The Learning Circle celebrates its 11th year

Monday, November 18, 2013

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mt. 19:14
Today we celebrate the opening of the expanded child care center at its new location in the new building addition on November 18, 2002. The Learning Circle was originally established in 1999.
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Mission and Ministry Matters: Hospitality

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND, shares a reflection on HOSPITALITY—another of Jennings’ core values. November is a month of hospitality as we focus on the feast of Thanksgiving, when we gather and celebrate with family and friends. Is hospitality just about food and fun and welcomes? I think it goes much deeper than that.
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Spirituality and You: Blessings of Peace

Monday, November 4, 2013

“We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”
– William Ellery Channing
What can I do to bring “the blessings of peace” to our world? Election Day is Nov. 5th. I can use my right to vote to choose [more…]

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